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Marco Ramos

Assistant Professor

Marco Ramos, MD, PhD, (he/him) is a historian of medicine and psychiatrist at Yale University. His research focuses on the history of mental healing and harm, with an emphasis on health activism and the history of drugs in Latin America. He is currently writing a book entitled Specters of Justice: Radical Mental Health and Terror in Cold War Argentina that is under contract with UNC Press. He has published widely, in both academic and popular journals, on structural oppression and its relationship to health and clinical education. His teaching, at undergraduate, medical school, and postgraduate levels, brings a critical historical perspective to anti-racism interventions in science, medicine, and public health. Specifically, he is the co-founder of the History of Psychiatry Track in the Social Justice and Health Equity Curriculum in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. He also is co-founder of the Applied Medical History Working Group, a national group that brings lessons from the history of medicine to bear on pressing issues of health justice today. Clinically, Dr. Ramos has worked to expand access to mental health care for undocumented, Spanish-speaking residents in New Haven, CT, through the creation of the Behavioral Health Program for Depression at HAVEN Free Clinic. His service work earned him the Yale Graduate School Disciplinary Outreach Public Service Award.